Category Archives: M&M Blog

Move over Nest, U.K.’s Hive Thermostat is making its way stateside

After succeeding in the U.K., Hive is ready to enter the U.S. smart-home market. With the market already crowded with competitors, the planned multi-stage rollout will test the waters in a few states at a time. The post Move over Nest, U.K.’s Hive Thermostat is making its way stateside appeared first on Digital Trends .
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Grab a Seat! 25 Amazing DIY Plywood Benches and Other Seating Ideas

Does the phrase “plywood seating” conjure up images of boxy, rough, cheap-college-student-apartment furniture? If so, you may be surprised to learn that you can create all different kinds of beautiful seating with a few plywood sheets (sometime even just one!). The 25 amazing DIY plywood seating ideas shown here are the perfect marriage of form…
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Northwest sees new listings soar by 50%

New listings flooded the market in March, but pending home sales increased even more, leaving the region to struggle with its low inventory levels. Experts from the Washington state area give the latest update on the market and predict a frenzied spring home-buying season. Source: http://www.housingwire.com/articles/39806-northwest-sees-new-listings-soar-by-50
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The nature-inspired Smartflower is a smart solar panel that follows the sunlight

The latest solution for sustainable energy comes in the form of a solar panel that looks like a giant sunflower. Meet Smartflower, described as "a fully integrated, plug-and-play solar system that powers your world with clean energy." The post The nature-inspired Smartflower is a smart solar panel that follows the sunlight appeared first on Digital Trends .
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Weekly Rewind: Flying taxis, cheap shipping container homes, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week. The post Weekly Rewind: Flying taxis, cheap shipping container homes, and more appeared first on Digital Trends .
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Fannie Mae: Americans come down off home-confidence high

Americans came down off February’s confidence high as less said now is a good time to buy a home. However, the percentage of consumers saying now is a good time to sell a home continues to increase. And those who think interest rates will decrease hit a new survey low. Source: http://www.housingwire.com/articles/39803-fannie-mae-americans-come-down-off-home-confidence-high
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Amazon’s Alexa can finally change the color of your lights

If you want to party after hearing this announcement, you'll be able to do so in a room lit by multi-colored lights. That's right, friends. After what feels like an eternity, Amazon's Alexa is finally able to change your lightbulb's colors. The post Amazon’s Alexa can finally change the color of your lights appeared first on Digital Trends .
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Aerodesk makes you stand up and pay attention to your workstation

The high-tech, feature-packed Aerodesk boasts hydraulic legs, plug sockets, USB ports, a bluetooth speaker and a Qi charger. Oh, and it comes with a light bar that may just make you more productive, too. The post Aerodesk makes you stand up and pay attention to your workstation appeared first on Digital Trends .
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What kind of monster would leave THIS behind in a foreclosure?

At the height of the foreclosure crisis, HousingWire regularly ran ads from a nonprofit called No Paws Left Behind. The charity worked hard to find no-kill shelters for the droves of innocent cats and dogs abandoned when their owners fled the property. While we've lost contact through the years, and the fallout from housing bust…
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